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Interview with Studio Gauthier

I’m LeeAnn Gauthier at Studio Gauthier. LeeAnn is an urban adventuress in beautiful Portland OR. I specialize in vivid eye candy, classic cars, Cuba, pirates and oddities.il_570xn-819197070_4uyd

I am a wedding, portrait and wedding photographer in Portland, OR. Please visit my portfolio at: http://StudioGauthier.Zenfolio.com

and Etsy shop:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/StudioGauthier?ref=l2-shopheader-name

. An Instamatic 110 camera got me started photographing my adorable mo-hawked baby sister. Etsy drew me in because it’s the world’s greatest market of cool art.

Pink convertibles in Cuba, waterscapes and rainbow oddities are a few of the fine art photos I create. Pink peonies adorn pillow case covers, and naked ladies in the Caribbean make the perfect shower curtain — so sexy that a printer censored these stone statues as “sexually suggestive.”
I plan to create more original transfers on canvas or bamboo with beeswax.

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Photographing your items, to use white background or not….

A few thoughts on photographing your items, to use a white background or not.
When thinking of photographing your items to sell online, it is important that your photos catch and hold the shoppers attention, your photo should WOW the viewer!

Having been a jewelry designer for over 15 years and selling online for more than 7 years I have seen some beautiful handmade items on backgrounds that weren’t given much thought. For example, take a look at many items lsited on E-Bay, most sellers just slap their items on a table or the floor and snap away. Now, Take a look at teh artists and sellers from theartland.com, there is a huge difference in the way the items are presented in photographs.

When photographing I like white backgrounds for my items, mainly because my items are brightly colored, I opt for a white background so as to not over stimulate my shoppers with TOO much color!

Notice in the picture above that the item is so bright in color that if it were to have a colored background it would be over-kill.

Of course you must keep in mind not everyone is “Plain Vanilla” and some of us like to indulge in a more “Flavorful” option, and so that brings me to this; Colored backgrounds are fine if they are done in a way that is visually appealing to the shopper. You don’t want to place your gorgeous pink knit scarf on a screaming blue background, or your lovely lavender jewelry on a fire engine red background.
Use colors that work with your item, think about this: Your item needs to attract the shoppers eye, not get distracted or be visually over-stimulated by a too much of a good thing.
Look at these beautiful items, that were photographed on beautiful color backgrounds. You want to make sure that your background compliments your items like the ones featured below. These were are truly stunning, notice how the color makes the item pop!

This black background is perfect for this jewelry by devorajewellery, it really makes the item more dazzling!

Scarlet or red hues are hard to match items with, however LeBoudoirNoir did a stunning job photographing her item in this photo!

I always suggest that you play around with colored backgrounds, take photos of your item on a few different backgrounds and then view them to see which is more visually appealing. Use props sparingly and make sure your items “FLOW” and match each other.

LunaTerra created a beautiful background that complimented her item very well.

Here are some tips on using color:
Most professional sellers will agree that a white, light colored or even a neutral background is preferred because it provides a stark contrast. It also works well for almost any item you could photograph. One note of caution when using a white background is to be careful with your light balance. Note that you may need to change your settings depending on the item colors, this is where you will want to make adjustments until you are satisfied with the photo. I always recommend referring back to your cameras instructions, these can save you a great deal of time!

Gray/dark neutral: Gray can provide a soft neutral without compromising the stark contrast. Do not to use a background that’s too dark or your item may get lost in the shadows and wont show off its true beauty!

JumiFelt has one of the most amazing use of a gray background for their item, it holds your attention by making the item “POP”!

Patterned Backgrounds: Rule of thumb, if you feel you must use a patterned background opt for minimal, remember LESS is MORE. You dont want a “BUSY” background that will deter attention away from your item. I suggest using a lightly patterned background, you will want to make sure that the pattern works well with your item. The following items below have “Patterned” backgrounds that work with the item photographed.

Notice with yifatbareket shop item she used a lightly patterned background.

LBlackbournJewelry shop had the right idea with this background, notice that they kept it to a minimal so the item really “Stands Out”.

gazellejewelry shop item was photographed beautifully with a “Lightly Patterned” background, notice how well the background used “WORKS” with the earrings, they really stand out and grab your attention!

Matching Colors: Some sellers like to use background colors that work with and compliment their handmade items. I cant stress enough to be very careful that the color does not distract from your item.
Here are some great examples below:

TheSpangledMaker made the perfect choice in this red background, it really complimented these cuff links well.

Notice how well laTeefahDoLLs1898 background matches her item? The item and background work really well together.

Using books: I love the use of an open book, it provides a nice black/white contrast and is an interesting prop. Think about what sort of book would compliment what you are photographing. There are lots of different types of books to choose from that will compliment your handmade items. If you create feminine jewelry, try a copy of Gone with the Wind, goth items paired with an Edgar Allen Poe book, you get the idea.
Here are some great examples from a few of my friends on how to use books for props in your photographs:

Roomofyourown did a fabulous job incorporating a book as a prop for her item.

recreated1 used a great background that resembles a vintage magazine ad, notice how it doesn’t overpower her item, but instead “Matches” the feel of her pendant.

Snobishdesign incorporated script as a background for her lovely item, notice how it isn’t overpowering her item.

Prop that match your brand: Choose props that fit your shop. Never use props simply because everyone else is using them, that is no guarantee that it will work with your items! Again, be sure that the prop you use compliments your items and wont distract from them.

I love the way SchneiderGallery incorporated a clear glass rod as a prop to showcase their ring.

Sheet music: Sheet music, if used correctly can add a classic touch to your photos. There are alot of different style music sheets that can be found online and ready to print, above all be sure it doesn’t distract from your handmade item and that it coordinates with the black and white.
Here is an item from Harrysgirls that was photographed on sheet music, notice how the sheet music compliments the bracelet:

Pictures: Pictures can make great backdrops for your items! You of course want to make sure that the colors and style compliment your items, and that the image you choose isn’t copyrighted. Here is a great example:

VickiDianeDesigns did a wonderful job using a photograph as a background for her jewelry, it fits together very well.

Outdoor and nature: Outdoor settings are endless! Think about using old wood, grass, sand, rocks and cement. Try and avoid shooting your items in direct sunlight. Look for settings that have filtered sunlight.

I love the outdoor setting chasitypetersen uses (as well as a live model) for their handmade scarf, it meshes very well together for a “Natural” look and feel.

Indoor settings: There are lots of indoor settings to try, such as window sills, tables, counters, or tile.
You will want to use areas in your house that provide a good amount of natural light. If your house is on the darker side you can always consider using Ott bulbs or a few fluorescent daylight bulbs.

These mugs by CANADIANCREATIONZ look perfect sitting upon a shelf, a great way to display an items indoors.

kerijoy did a phenomenal job pf photographing her art. It is great in the aspect that the shopper can “SEE” how the art will look hanging on a wall.

Mannequin: Most shoppers and sellers will agree on this one, it is best to show your items modeled. If you cant find a real live model, a mannequin is your next best choice. When using a mannequin you can use either a full or half body depending on what the item is that you are photographing. Hand models are great for showing of rings, bracelets or holding small items such as key chains, beads or the like.

HappyCapatiller used a mannequin for displaying her item, it worked very well and shows the item off nicely.

Here, filofashion made great use of a mannequin to showcase their item!

GirlBurkeStudio makes great use of a mannequin on her extra photo shots of her jewelry. This option shows the approximate length while wearing.

Live model: I really love to see live models modeling products. There are some of us who dont feel comfortable with modeling our own items, in this case you can seek the help of a friend or family member to model your items for you.
Live models can make your item come to life like in the photograph of this item by stelladottir.

This item from Urte gives the shopper a great idea of how the clothing will fit on a toddler, this is a great example of how to make a live model work for your item.

Use of a Light box: I LOVE my light box! It wasn’t expensive and was a great investment for me! I also believe in using natural light when at all possible. There are no set rules on photographing your items so don’t be afraid to experiment and have fun!
Here is a great example of an item I photographed without a light box (specifically for this article) notice how drab it is and also the red tinge it adopted?

Now, here is the same item photographed in my light box. Notice how crisp and bright my item is and just by using a light box!

Packaging prop: I include my packaging in some listings, I feel it is important and beneficial to the “Branding” of my shop. I know many sellers who photograph their jewelry on their packaging and is a splendid idea that can produce a beautiful outcome!
Here is a great example from AmpleGoddess:

Size prop: Size props are great for indicating the size of your handmade item. You will of course want to include measurements in your item description. The most popular size prop is a small object such as a coin to provide a frame of reference. Another option is to hold the object in your hand or model it yourself.
I love how DeLoop shows off her item size by holding it, notice how she cropped the image so that only a portion of the hand is in the photograph.

Your photograph is how you sell your items, really put your “all” into it!

Saturday Etsy Shopping

Ahhhh…. Saturday, a great day for strolling, um, I mean clicking through the internet on Etsy for some fabulous finds!
On my fabulous shopping journey I stumbled across these beautiful must haves, so kick back, grab a cup of Joe and enjoy shopping with me!
The first item I found was from bienaimebeloved on Etsy with this Ethereal Head Piece Celestial heavens will open, as you wear this amazing piece. It features several hand rolled blooms in a sandy champagne and is set on an elastic band.( I can also attach the blooms to Natural looking vine wire if you prefer that look). Looking for a different color? I can custom make you one in your color choice.

I found this next item and fell in love with it instantly! This digital art photo is from
ImagineStudio on Etsy
La boheme…is a high quality Giclee print of a digital photo fusion collage based on illusion, imagery and on the beauty of your imagination. This artwork is meant to be symbolic of the emotions the you may feel at different times in your life. If you’re soul resonates when seeing this work…it is for you.
It measures 8 x 8 and is printed on an 8.5 x 11 premium quality, acid free, lustre archival paper, with ultra chrome pigmented inks.

The next item I found that is perfect for all you coffee and tea lovers out there is from CraftUnikat on Etsy with this beautiful Honeycomb hand painted teacupHand Painted porcelain teacup and matching saucer with optical illusion in shape of Honeycomb. Size: Cup: 0,2l (8(fl. oz.), height: 7 cm (2.73″), diameter 9 cm (3,51″)Saucer: 15 cm (5,85″) – diameter. I used porcelain paint which is dishwasher safe,but I can’t guarantee the colors remain as vivid as they are now in the long run. So just a bit of hot water and soap will keep this bowl in good shape!

Moving right along to my favorite department, bath and beauty where I found this Juna Perfume Oil from KuhlWhip on Etsy
Juna” Perfume Oil – .33 fl. oz Roll On Glass Bottle. A mysteriously unfamiliar blend of the elusive sweet Moon Flower, green woodsy Oak Moss and deep magikal resons create the perfect Moon Goddess worshiping perfume. Goddess worshipiingly FABULOUS!!

No Saturday shopping spree is complete without Johnny Depp! I found him at BlackFridaysStudios on Etsy!Johnny Depp in black and white. Art cards are a great and affordable way to start collecting original art. This art card measure 2.5×3.5 inches Artist retains all rights to the art work.

With fall approaching shopping can get a wee bit chilly, so I found this beautiful November Blue hand knit scarf by Tylerja AKA Jat*Art on Etsy Hand knit infinity scarf. Approx 34″ around. Beautiful icy blues, aqua and turquoise with a hint of teal. Super soft. Made of 98% Acrylic, 2% polyester yarn. Accented by crochet flowers and leaves.

I am a HUGE fan of Halloween, so when I saw this Autumn/Halloween Ring from LittleLadyIrish on Etsy I knew I had to share it with you! he Crow’s Nest
This is an original, unique piece of jewelry. Designed and handmade by me. Want to stand out this autumn? This ring is a beautiful conversation piece. Perfect for an amazing, autumn accessory or as halloween costume jewelry. It is very light weight and approx. 1 1/2 inches from the ring base to the top of the crows head. Ring base is a brass plated, filigree, size adjustable band.

I am always on the hunt for a conversation starter, this Caged Mini Disco Ball Pendant from JemsBySandi on Etsy fits the bill! With my newfound wire wrapping this cute little OOAK piece is silver wire wrap swirl free form with a floating rhinestone crystal bead inside! This piece is an inch and a half in length This piece can be purchased with or without the necklace silver plated or sterling – convo me and let me know.

Because I know you want to stay in fashion with this years feather trend, I found this gorgeous Hippie Headband by Mojo3777creations on Etsy
This line of hippie style headbands have been created with braided and beaded hemp rope. It is my most loved creation. I adore them so much, I think I will create one to sell and one to keep.
One end has been adorned with feathers and beads, while the other end has an alligator clip attached. You can wear it in many different ways, as a regular headband or hippie style. You can choose to have the feathers drape down the side or the back.
The headband stays in place, because you can adjust how tight you wear it. Just attach the alligator clip anywhere on the hemp rope. If you are like me, and have trouble wearing headbands because they slip off, you will love this. It is so comfortable and doesn’t slide out of your hair.
This particular listing is for a headband in harvest fall colors. The feathers are yellow, orange/red, and striped grizzlies. The hemp rope has been braided in a spiral braid and adorned with colorful beads all along the 24″ length.

I dont know about you, but shopping always makes me want chocolate, I found these scrumptious Rumpelstiltskins cookies from StoryBookArtifact on Etsy (Yes, I have actually had these delectable cookies and they are soooo good!)

I also stumbled upon this retro Mod Orange Stunning All Acetate Scarf from EcoFriendlyFreckles on Etsy. I love the bohemian feel this scarf has, its just stunning!!!A captivating accessory with breathtakingly intricate patterns of orange, green, gold, and blue; this vintage mod scarf is sure to complement your wardrobe and free-spirited personality! In the photos featured, the scarf is shown as a head scarf and as a lovely summer blouse!
This vintage scarf is in excellent condition considering it’s age; with only the slightest bit of wear in tiny spots near the edge of the scarf…these small spots are nearly unnoticeable. In the photos featured the scarf shows some wrinkles in the fabric…I assure you that when it arrives to you it will be wrinkle free!

I love jewelry that is different, and this next piece is just that! I fell in love with these initial pendant necklaces from FiredUpLadiesHammerInitial L Pendant Necklace made out of high fire paper clay. Handmade Ceramic Jewelry. The paper clay is made using old recycled egg cartons creating a bead that is light and sturdy. (Not nearly as heavy as you think!) Not a lot of breakage with this ceramic piece.

I LOVE purses, so when I saw this delightfully different tote from elektradesign I just had to share! This tote bag is made of tapestry/decor fabric with wonderful vintage ladies motives! It has black cotton lining with three interior pockets to hold your cell phone, keys, pencils and other daily essentials.

My interview with SewTamz on Etsy

Tonight I had the pleasure of interviewing one of my favorite shops on Etsy, if you are a photographer like myself you will absolutely adore her creations!

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How long have you been an artist?
It seems so funny to be called an artist because I have always struggled all my life to create art – I’m not that great at drawing or singing or any traditional art form. But I have always had a deep appreciation for all art. Just since my kids were born have I been able to find a talent creating things for them.

Tell us about your first attempts to be creative.
I learned to sew from a Home Economics class. I really am self-taught – my sewing has evolved over the years – patterns just make me crazy – when I bought a sewing machine after my son was born I made a Cinderella dress for my daughter for Halloween without a pattern – It was really challenging but rewarding.

How many hours a day do you create?

Right now – too many – I average on very little sleep – I have a hard time keeping up with orders and with two kids at home for summer I am always juggling everything. I am hoping it will be easier when school is back and I can have a set routine.

How does creating art make you feel? I love thinking of new ideas and can’t wait to try them out.
How did you pick your creative medium?
I had left my corporate job as a database engineer when my son was born. I bought one of those expensive embroidery sewing machines and thought I could make an income at home embroidering shirts and things. I also made personalized baby blankets for friend’s gifts. Fast forward years later- I opened my Etsy shop with baby blankets and applique shirts – a couple of my friends are photographers so I made a personalized camera strap cover for one and a camera strap for another. I listed them on Etsy and it has been kind of crazy ever since.

What are your inspirations? I love fabric! I love colors! I love blogs! I love Etsy! I love Pinterest! I am constantly looking at things and thinking of ideas – I just can’t find the time to develop them.

How do you recharge when your creativity hits the wall? Go to my local quilt shop, read blogs, Etsy, Facebook and Pinterest.

“What is Art?” is certainly too big of a question to ask here, but what do you hope your audience takes away from your art? What statement do you hope to make?
I get to use all the wonderfully talented fabric Designer’s patterns to create something that is pretty, functional and comfy all at the same time.

What gives you hope in the world? I love that Etsy is truly a global experience – I am thrilled to discover other artist around the world – I just bought a pin from a shop in Finland for a gift for my daughter’s friend whom just visited Finland this summer.

What are your artistic goals? I have lots of ideas for new products, so I hope to find the time to develop them this fall.

What has been your most exciting moment as an artist?
I had the sweetest compliment from a customer from Romania – “Only few of us can say that their job is to make the lives of others more beautiful :)”. It is really great to hear nice compliments.

How have you handled the business side of being an artist? It can be a hard balance – I love offering custom orders but they do tend to take more time and sometimes hinder keeping up with other orders. Sometimes everything is such instant gratification that the handmade equation can be forgotten.

What has your experience as an artist been like on Etsy? It has been really exciting seeing how many visits I get from all around the world – I have had one sale to South Africa so in my Google Analytics it is fun to see that Africa is all blank except for a few little hits right there in South Africa…

What advice can you give new artists on Etsy?
Just keep faith and trying new ways to list or photograph your items – I remember watching my shop for two months before I received my first order.

Where else on the internet can we find your work besides Etsy? Right now I am only on Etsy but I do hope to also have a new website in the future. You can visit me on FaceBook: facebook.com/sewtamz


It’s almost time for the STAT Team BSP (Barter Sales Promotion)!!! The BSP will increase the number of “sales” in our shops and get your products in the hands of other STAT Team members…talk about great promotion! Plus, it is so much fun…it’s like shopping (early Christmas shopping perhaps?!) Get your “BSP” $5.00 item listings up soon because our BSP will kick off on Monday, July 25th!!!

Here is the link for our STAT Team BSP sign up…Add your name and shop URL to the bottom of the post:

Remember to sign up by July 24 11:59 p.m….

This blog post was contributed by Jessica of Eco-Friendly Freckles; one of my dear friends and one of the team leaders of the AWESOME Etsy STAT Team!
You can find Jessica on Etsy here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ecofriendlyfreckles

Hippie Chic Photography Monthly Give-away on Face Book!

I am pleased to announce my Hippie Chic Photography Page on Facebook!
Please stop by and be the first to “LIKE”! =D I will be giving away FIVE 5X7 Pop Art Portraits from my Still Life collection to five random persons who LIKE my page this weekend! I will draw the winning names on Sunday! Refer your friends, be sure they tell me who sent them for more chances to enter in the drawing!

Value the story of your family, capture the little moments, precious smiles and unforgettable moments, let me create works of art that you will treasure and have for generations to come!

Life is a beautiful journey, it’s moments are precious and priceless.
As an artist and photographer, I found a passion in capturing special moments.
I treasure the story of life and its many glorious wonders. Documenting family history is what I love best in photography, there are so many wonderful moments in life from the beginning of life in maternity portraits, the celebration of life starting together in weddings and a tale of a love story with anniversary’s. Each moment in life is one to be treasured, these are the moments I want to capture for you!

As an artist, I like to tell a story through my photography, we all have colorful stories that should be passed from generation to generation, what better way to do so than to capture the story on film.

Bringing art to your life story is what I do, and I strive to go above and beyond to create a photography story you will cherish for a lifetime!

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My interview with AndiPace on Etsy

I recently discovered a new Artist on Etsy, I was intrigued with her Watercolor Paintings! Here is my interview with AndiPace

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1. What made you become an artist?
Honestly, it has been a passion for numerous years. I originally got in to writing and then wanted to be able to illustrate my characters and creations. It all just went from there really. I’ve been growing ever since!

2. Where do you get your inspirations?
Music is perhaps my biggest. I like to to just zone out to a song or instrumental score and draw what I vision.

3. How long have you been creating works of art?
At least six years now.

4. What was the first thing you ever created/drew?
Disney characters were perhaps my first but I quickly moved on to drawing my own characters.

5. How did you learn about Etsy? When did you open your Etsy shop?
I learned about Etsy through my friend Katie, who runs a jewelry shop. She had told me about it and has helped me through a lot of the process. Probably wouldn’t be here without her help. I opened my shop months before I even got around to adding anything! That was in August and I didn’t start adding anything till March.

6. How did you decide on your shop’s name?
I thought it had a nice, unique touch to it.

7. What’s on your favorite’s list? What Etsy shops would you recommend and why?
Oh I have different things on my favorite list! From art to masks, to clothing. I add what catches my eye and what I hope to purchase later on down the line! As for shop, I do know one in particular that I really enjoy looking at. Schin has lovely digital artwork that just blows my mind.

8. What is your favorite item in your shop? Why?
My desert painting, Two Souls, it has quite a story behind it! It also was my second watercolor painting.

9. Tell us about your first Etsy sale. What was it? How did you feel?
My first Etsy sale was the original painting of my Dragon Eye watercolor. I was so excited and ecstatic, I had found out in the middle of the night! Couldn’t even go back to sleep.

10. What do you listen to when you are creating?
All kinds of things really. Lately I have been tuning in to Pandora radio under the station for Tarja. I also listen to a lot of instrumental movie scores, can’t beat Hans Zimmer.

11. Where’s your favorite “Creating Artwork” spot?
In the living room normally. It is comfy!

12. What makes your product better than others in your field?
I love what I do and everything I create has a story weaved in to it.

13. What are your favorite materials to work with?
Watercolor and anything I can do with my hands. It just seems so much more personal.

14. What is your favorite part of having an online business?
The community! I love Etsy’s community and how quickly I had been accepted.

15. What is your least favorite part of having an online business?
The fact that it can be very hard to get noticed.

16. How do you advertise your business?
Facebook, teams, and through friends mostly. Going to have a friend carry own business cards as she wears a pair of canvas shoes I painted for her at Comic Con. That is a way to get noticed!

17. What are your goals this year for your shop?
To reach at least twenty sales! It is a small goal but we all must start out small.

18. What do you do in your spare time?
I love to write or explore other artistic fields. I mostly write though. I want to get published someday.

19. Do you have a job other than Etsy? What is it?
Nope, not currently but I am searching.

20. How do you manage your time?
I place out what all I need to do and block in time periods for those tasks.

21. Do you have any discounts, sales, PIFs or specials available in your shop?
oh yes! I am usually willing to give discounts to returning customers and have had a few sales. I will even give a small coupon for 10% for reading this: INTERVIEW10.

22. Do you offer custom orders? How does it work?
Oh yes! I prefer to be convod first to work out what is to be done and then I will ask the customer to purchase a listing to pay in advance for the order.

23. What tips do you have for anyone just starting out in Etsy?
Get critiques, advice, and friends! As well as promote!

24. Where can we find you? Post your links to Facebook, Twitter, Blog, etc.

25. Anything else we should know about you and your shop?
I love making friends and chatting! Feel free to contact me with questions, suggestions, or even just to say hi!

Thank you for this delightful interview, I really enjoyed getting to know you!

It’s Thrilling Thursday Time!

It’s Thursday again, get ready to be thrilled with these Thumbs-up Treasures!

My first pick for this Thursday comes from Toocutecats on EtsytoocutecatsDiminutive and charming, like a miniature Court Bag you can carry in your hand. The interior, beautifully lined with Japanese Fabric, has a padded insert to protect all your pretty treasures.

My next pick for today comes from Phantasmphotography on Etsy I actually have some of this photographers fabulous work, and he is one of my absolute favorites! Phantasm Photography This photograph was taken in 2009 at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. I used a filter and my Smena-7 to take the shot- which is what gives it that dreamy look. The view is inside the hotel lobby, looking up at the umbrellas that are suspended from a beautiful glass dome ceiling.

My next featured pick comes from my fondness of koi, a handmade treasure from Starless on Etsy StarlessThree tiny koi fish play among water lilies in a pond of swirling blue filigree, atop a little wooden box.

Who wouldn’t love some handmade fabric baskets like these from granatina on Etsy?!?!granatinaThese baskets/bins are made of a soft touch cotton and lined with cotton canvas. You can use these baskets for storing and organizing various small items like accessories, knitting yarn, bread rolls or any dry groceries – with my friend we just call them “universal baskets”. The natural colors combined with a touch of orange are carefully chosed to put in tune a corner of your home.

Celebrate the arrival of summer with these adorable bird houses from Retropops on Etsy
RetropopsHere’s an adorable set of pedestal birdhouses! I’ve painted them bright pink, robin’s egg blue and spring green. They stand on top of off-white wooden candle holders that are lightly distressed. These are super-cute and will look great on your mantle or table!
The tallest one stands 13.5″ and the other two are 11.25″ tall. They’re for indoor use only.

Brighten up your wrist with this beautiful Golden Cherry Swirl fused glass bracelet from Intothelight on Etsyinto the lightThis is such an elegant bracelet with rich vibrant colors that glow and shimmer even with the slightest nuance of light. There are eleven glass stones that have a crinklized dichroic glass layered over a black base. A clear glass with an etched dichroic pattern is used to cap each stone, giving them an amazing metallic like shine and allows the underlying glass to show through. Please view each of the photos to see how the glass changes in appearance in different light. Each glass piece is securely bonded to a high quality sterling silver plated link bracelet with a sturdy fold-over clasp.

My last pick is due to my love of shoes from Studiojellyfish studiojellyfishYUMMY CUPCAKES! These heels are so cute that everyone who sees them can’t help but think you are sweet too! If you are sweet and know it these heels are perfect for you!

Here are some thrilling treasuries created by some of the artists I featured today:

‘Shhh…whisper’ by IntoTheLight

A beautiful collection of soft & subtle colors that speak to you in a whisper; featuring STAT Team members and a few from my favorites list. There are all amazing!

Whisper – Fine Art Photo – 8…


Unique Flower Set of Three


whispers of white, set of tw…



Note Cards . BUTTERFLY . Blu…


Bracelet, Pearls, beads, pur…



A Vintage Lace Style Streche…


Cherry Blossom- an original …


Gass Lampwork Floral Bookmar…





LOVE….PINK Glittered Burla…


White Lace Cuff – Metal Eyel…


Lucky Safety pin – Item no.0…


Original Painting – Abstract…


Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘Feeling ___________’ by phantasmphotography

A collection of great items, from artists and shops I respect. Mostly dark and beautiful!

Set of 9 Black and White Day…


SALE Vintage Reconstructed J…


Vintage Sterling Silver Sun …


Lunar Landing Pod Tin Toy Ro…


1930s Coin Silver Navajo Tur…


Chainmail Wine Bottle Cozy


Fab 4……Original Gaffiti …


Rotary dial, Polaroid series…




vintage Pouva start camera


Antique L.C. Smith and Bros …


Names, date, or intials eng…


One of a kind- Free shipping


Vintage Kitchen King Scale


Beards Are Sexy Tote Bag


Ceramic Atlantic Puffin Scul…


Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.